Storm totals prove heavy rain predictions held true

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Rainfall totals of about 3 inches were common across South Jersey this past weekend./NWS Rainfall totals of about 3 inches were common across South Jersey this past weekend./NWS On the weekend when the move, “Noah” opened in theaters, the skies opened up across South Jersey and delivered nearly three week’s worth of rain in two days. Some rain totals neared 3 inches.

“Noah,” the movie staring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, opened March 28. The film portrays the Biblical story of Noah’s preparation for the Great Flood.

While Atlantic and Cape May counties didn’t receive any flooding, pools of water collected in areas of poor drainage thanks to weekend rainfall totals that neared 3 inches.

According to the National Weather Service, 2.66 inches of rain fell at the Atlantic City International Airport in Egg Harbor Township where official records are kept.

The rain began around 6 a.m. Saturday, March 29 and lasted until early Monday, March 31.

About 2.3 inches of rain fell during a 24-hour period on Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Other South Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania totals

In Wildwood, 1.11 inches of rain fell, the National Weather Service said. Other South Jersey-area totals included: the Millville Airport where 2.99 inches of rain fell, Mount Holly (2.31), McGuire Air Force Base (2.31), New Castle County Airport in Wilmington (2.19), and Philadelphia International Airport (2.63).

Weekly outlook

The sun will come out tomorrow, the National Weather Service said. Daily high temperatures will respond to the increased sunshine by warming up to the low- to mid-60s this week.

 

 


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